All Things Business

Local Youth Have Opportunity To Gain Valuable Business Know-How

7 Jun , 2022  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

The North End Community Improvement Collaborative (NECIC) along with the Regional Manufacturing Coalition (RMC) and EPIK are excited to host students from 4+ schools in Richland County entering 5th through 8th grade participating in the 5th Annual Summer Manufacturing Institute Camp, a part of Senator Sherrod Brown’s call to engage Ohio’s youth with local manufacturing activities and opportunities in their home county. The camp will take place at NECIC’s Community Outreach Center in Mansfield from July 18th through the 22nd.

This year the camp will focus on local supply chains and how they have been affected by the pandemic and the current economy. Tyler Shinaberry of EPIK explained, “For the past couple years students have emphasized their interest in ‘economics.’ This has always tied in with our connection to banking/financial literacy both as employees and enterprises. With the current shortages we are facing and the situation during COVID-19, youth have intimately witnessed things typically only faced by adults. Our hope is to provide answers to difficult questions while showing first hand the chain reaction(s) faced in manufacturing.”

Students will tour local businesses and complete some hands-on projects. Shinaberry said, with this year’s focus on the supply chain, it’s going to be a little different than in previous years. “This year we are opening new channels to showcase the end sellers of manufacturing as part of tying in the supply chain. Basically, how manufacturing becomes the products we purchase in stores.”

This camp is open to Richland County resident students and is free to participants thanks to generous host and manufacturer contributions. There are currently a few spaces still available for students. Registration can be done online at For questions about registration and the camp, please contact Nyasha Oden at 419-522-1611 ext. 122 or [email protected].

Image by Hessel Visser from Pixabay

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All Things Business, Shelby

One Location, Many Shops

14 Sep , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

The revitalization of downtown Shelby continues with the arrival of a new business to Main Street.

Actually, that should perhaps be “new businesses.”

This past week, the Richland Area Chamber & Economic Development held a ribbon cutting event for The Little Shops of Shelby, the newest addition to the downtown streetscape. The new store, located at 40 West Main Street, is owned by Connie Roub.

The Little Shops of Shelby features multiple vendors in one shopping venue. It’s a great place to find just the right thing for that someone in your life.


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All Things Business

Ohio Chamber Shares Business Resources

24 Mar , 2020  

by Susan Tebban, Ohio Capital Journal

As small businesses navigate the complicated environment of the coronavirus pandemic, local agencies and national companies are providing resources to guide owners through the process.

The Ohio Chamber of Commerce launched a Coronavirus Business Resource to serve as a hub for all the happenings during the COVID-19 outbreak in Ohio. This includes business regulations and pending legislation, along with support for businesses who have had to close. More…

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All Things Business

Bestselling Author Will Speak On ‘Disruption’ Via Broadcast

15 Feb , 2020  

What is “disruption mindset” and how can it help individuals, businesses, and communities thrive?

On Tuesday, February 18 at 7:00 PM, bestselling New York Times author Charlene Li will be speaking on this topic, which she wrote about in her latest book, “The Disruption Mindset: Why Some Businesses Transform While Others Fail.” The event, a speaking engagement that will be broadcast locally on The Ohio State University – Mansfield campus (164 Fallerius Hall), will last approximately 90 minutes. More…


All Things Business

NECIC Microbusiness Development Program: From Business Plans To Startup Funding

5 Sep , 2019  

It’s time to plan for success.

NECIC is launching a Business Plan Writing Course. Those who complete the course will be eligible to apply for a microloan (of at least $500) and the application fee for the microloan will be waived.

In the Business Plan Writing Course, NECIC’s Certified Business Advisor (CBA) will take participants through the step-by-step process of writing a business plan that can be used to launch a startup or to look for funding. More…


All About Richland, All Things Business

Richland Clergy Issue Joint Statement On Chick-fil-A

12 Aug , 2019  

In a statement signed by 101 clergy members in Richland County, a large portion of the leaders of the county’s faith communities have expressed their support for the restaurant chain Chick-fil-A to locate here.

In its statement, the Richland Community Prayer Network members stated together as follows: More…

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All About Richland

Mansfield Non-Profit Receives FirstEnergy Foundation Grant

17 Dec , 2018  

The FirstEnergy Foundation has presented surprise “Gifts of the Season” totaling $30,000 to four non-profit agencies that are working to make lives better in Ohio communities served by FirstEnergy Corp (NYSE: FE) utilities Ohio Edison, The Illuminating Company and Toledo Edison.

One recipient of a gift was Club Surrender of Mansfield. More…

All About Richland, History & Tourism

Buckeye Roads Scholars Tour Visits North Central Ohio

17 Jul , 2018  

When Buckeyes from Columbus traveled the state last week, north central Ohio stops were on the itinerary.

Faculty, staff and students from The Ohio State University‘s Main Campus hit the road this week for the annual Roads Scholars Tour, a two-day bus tour showcasing university partnerships across Ohio. More…

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All About Richland

Local Office Of Akron Children’s Moving To New Ontario Location

15 Mar , 2018  

The Mansfield office of Akron Children’s Hospital Rehabilitative Services is moving to 2291 W. 4th St., suite F, in Ontario. The new office will open Tuesday, April 10.

Akron Children’s therapists work with infants, children and teens who require therapy following an illness or injury. Therapists also help patients manage the effects of chronic conditions including cerebral palsy, spina bifida or an autism spectrum disorder. More…


All Things Business, Sports

Mid-Ohio Hiring For 2017 Race Season

31 Mar , 2017  

Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course is holding its 13th annual job fair seeking seasonal employees for its 2017 race season. The job fair takes place Friday, March 31 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM and Saturday, April 1 from 9:00 AM to 12 noon in the Cooper Tires Tower located in the garage area of the track. More…

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